Saturday, July 23, 2011

Latest Obsession- Paper People

I bought this book on a whim (after looking through about 15 other paper craft/art journal books). I am so glad I did!

This book has great instructions for how to draw people. She explains the normal proportions (the average human is 7 heads tall), then explains how she does it. 

Here are my attempts at drawing people in poses (left) and with some implied movement (right).

I gave the eyes and mouths a try, but I really didn't enjoy that part at all. 

So fancy pants (and skirts, and dresses).

My first finished girlie!! I love her. I really need to come up with a name for her... 

My mother in law loved my little lady so much that she wanted one! Except she wanted her "little" lady to be around 36"-40" tall! 

Here she is just about done. 

A little closer up. 

Here she is on the wall in my MIL's house. 

And just a bit closer. She needs some shoes (and a bit of lipo suction on her calves), but we are pretty happy with how she turned out. 

If you have any ideas for what to name my little lady, I would love to hear your suggestions! 

Off to create a super cute army! Actually, I do think I would like to try to make a few boys at some point, but not necessarily military. Maybe one riding a bicycle, or playing paintball...


  1. oh wow, I love it. Oh gosh and the print for the skin, just fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Love, love, love this!! She's just wonderful. I'm definitely going to see if I can find that book! :)

  3. Wow, great job!

    How about naming her something from the book you used? Or if it's a dictionary, flipping through and finding something close to a name?

  4. Thank you all very much! Stephanie, Amazon has it, but if you have a borders, check there, or even as they are going out of business :(

    Crystal- That is a great idea! It is the same book I am making my altered journal in, so lots of cool ideas for me to go through :)


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